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2001 Communion Breakfast
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2001 Communion Breakfast

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On Sunday, October 7 2001, more than 200 Knights, families and friends had the unique privledge of sharing breakfast with Bishop William Lori, our spiritual leader.  Bishop Lori demonstrated his knowledge and admiration for the Knights by making the lead article in the current Columbian the basis for his address.  Everyone at the breakfast will admit that we have again been blessed with an exceptional priest to lead our diocese.

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During the breakfast, Brothers John Dolan and Anthony Mannion were honored as honorary members for their many years of consecutive membership.  Between them, they account for almost 100 years of Knighthood!

About Bishop Lori

Bishop LoriBishop Lori was ordained to the priesthood by William Cardinal Baum, the Archbishop of Washington, on May 14, 1977, in St Matthew Cathedral in Washington.  His first assignment was as associate pastor of St Joseph Parish in Landover, MD, a position he held for five years.  Since then, Bishop Lori has held a number of official chancery positions in the archdiocese.

In 1982 he became theological advisor to His Eminence, James Cardinal Hickey, Archbishop of Washington, as assignment he held until last year.  From 1982-1986 he was director of Ecumenical Affairs for the Archdiocese, and in 1994, he was appointed vicar general and moderator of the Curia.

On April 20, 1995, Bishop Lori was ordained to the episcopate as Auxiliary Bishop of Washington and Titular Bishop of Bulla, an ancient suffragan See near Carthage, in modern-day Tunisia.

Since 1982, Bishop Lori has sat on a number of important committees of the Archdiocese of Washington and of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (N.C.C.B.).  Presently he is a member of the N.C.C.B. Committee on Doctrine and Subcommittee on Catechesis.

He has served on N.C.C.B. Committees on Human Values, Education, the Diaconate, and the Missions.  He has also served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Maryland Catholic Conference and the District of Columbia Catholic Conference.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Catholic University and chairman of its Academic Affairs Committee.


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